BBC Music Magazine - Album of the week
November 30, 2022
Congratulations to Poul Ruders and Rudersdal Chamber Players!
Album of the Week
BBC Music Magazine's album of the week is a new selection of chamber music by the Danish composer Paul Ruders. The Rudersdal Chamber Players give us compelling, persuasive versions of Ruders' Clarinet Quintet, Piano Quartet, and Throne for clarinet and piano.
Each of these three pieces, as our reviewer Steph Power explains, is 'a taut combination of clean lines and often dissonant, sometimes otherworldly chords built from seemingly small beginnings.'
In short, Ruders excels at enigma: and, says Steph, these performers 'embody the intimacy that enables its execution, while taking flight where needed.'